Three Vested Interests A New Administration Should Assail

TheAmericanConservative Three Vested Interests A New Administration Should Assail Changes to America’s security clearance culture, document classification system, and economic sanctions regime are beyond due. DECEMBER 15, 2020 GEORGE LIEBMANN The new administration, like all its predecessors since the start of the Cold War, will perpetuate three features of Washington life that Americans have been […]

Lawmakers Already Have Authority to Add Money to State Budget

Skip to content SECTIONS ________________________________________ SEARCH Lawmakers already have authority to add money to state budget | READER COMMENTARY FOR THE BALTIMORE SUN | OCT 01, 2020 AT 2:47 PM Maryland House of Delegates votes on final bills before adjourning a pandemic-abbreviated session earlier this year. One of the measures passed by the General Assembly […]

The Suicide of Congress

Townhall Columnists George Liebmann OPINION The Suicide of Congress George LiebmannGeorge Liebmann|Posted: Sep 12, 2020 12:01 AM The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of Townhall.com. The Suicide of Congress Public congressional approval ratings currently stand at 18%. This is a result of the manifest inability of […]

Greater Federal Control Over Law Enforcement Impairs Liberty and Efficiency

Thur, Jun 18, 2020 From The Washington Times ————————— Greater federal control over local law enforcement intrudes on liberty and is inefficient By George W. Liebmann In a nation with 40 million blacks and nearly a million police, there will always be abuses of power that can be fastened on. But identity politics, as the […]

Policy Changes Sparked by the Coronavirus Epidemic

Policy Changes that Have Been Sparked by the Coronavirus Pandemic Townhall Columnists George Liebmann OPINION May 23, 2020 As Americans suffer the coronavirus pandemic, the economy is in a precarious state and unemployment has reached levels not seen since the Great Depression. It is a time to reconsider some policies relating to taxation and labor […]

Why Not the Best

  Why Not the Best? Washington Times, April 30, 2020 by George W. Liebmann These suggestions regarding the selection of the Democratic Vice Presidential nominee come from what might be considered a suspicious source: a registered Republican.   To be sure, I have been unable to vote for my party’s nominee in the last four Presidential […]

Trump Won’t Be the Last President of His Kind

The American Conservative, September 9, 2019   by George Liebmann It is fashionable for Americans and Europeans alike to think of Donald Trump as an aberration—a fluke thrown up by the obtuseness of an insulated ruling class for sponsoring an unattractive candidate like Hillary Clinton. Many believe that once the lessons of Trump are absorbed […]

Expanding Distance Learning in Maryland Schools

Expanding Distance Learning in Maryland Schools   A Comparative Analysis of Distance Learning in Maryland and Other States   by Nicholas Schwaderer   Calvert Institute for Policy Research 8 West Hamilton Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201 Tel: (410) 752 5887                     Contents   1 MARYLAND ONLINE EDUCATION […]

Property Tax Incentives for Business–Another Folly

A Worthy Report on Property Tax Incentives for Business The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy has issued an exceptionally valuable report on state and local misuse of property tax incentives for economic development. Its authors are Daphne A. Kenyon, Adam H. Langley, and Bethany P. Paquin. Ms Kenyon is well known as the principal author […]

More Pension Follies

More Pension Follies With great fanfare, Governor O’Malley announced his 2014-15 budget. Three thick budget volumes were released. Nowhere in these volumes (with one minor exception) are any of the pertinent data concerning Maryland’s pension and employee health obligations disclosed. The re-design of Maryland’s budget documents carried out by the present budget secretary, Eloise Foster, […]